The Josephine Tey Mysteries is a series of historical mysteries by English novelist Nicola Upson. The series follows real-life mystery author and playwright Josephine Tey, who solves mysteries akin to those in her own novels. Tey herself was quite an enigma and didn’t leave much documentation of her life behind. Although Tey was from Inverness, […]
Nicola Upson is an English author of historical mystery novels. She writes the Josephine Tey Mysteries series, based on the classic mystery author of the same name. Nicola studied English at Downing College, Cambridge. Before becoming novelist, she worked in theatre and as a freelance journalist. Nicola is the winner of the Escalator Award from […]
Inspector Alan Grant is the central character in a series of mystery novels by Scottish novelist Josephine Tey. Grant is an inspector with Scotland Yard. The most famous novel of the series, The Daughter of Time, was named the greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers’ Association in 1990.
Josephine Tey was the pen name of Scottish author Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896-1952), who wrote mystery novels. She also wrote historical fiction as Gordon Daviot. She came up with the pen name “Josephine Tey” from her mother’s first name (Josephine) and her grandmother’s maiden name (Tey). She is best known for her novel The Daughter of […]